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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo rejects Boston Celtics' Al Horford

By
Connor Grott

May 8 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo sent Boston Celtics center Al Horford's shot into the stands with a monstrous block in the first quarter Wednesday night.

Celtics guard Marcus Smart tossed a pass to Horford in the paint. Horford, while guarded by Antetokounmpo, pump faked and buried his shoulder into the Bucks forward to create space.

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Horford, feeling he had generated enough separation, went up with his right hand for a layup. Antetokounmpo jumped and viciously swatted the ball into the crowd at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

The Bucks led the Celtics 61-49 with under eight minutes left in the third quarter. Antetokounmpo had eight points (3-of-7 shooting), seven assists and six rebounds in 22 minutes.

Milwaukee holds a 3-1 series lead over Boston and can close out the Eastern Conference semifinal series with a win.

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